pathetically


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pa·thet·ic

 (pə-thĕt′ĭk) also pa·thet·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion: "The old, rather shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic" (John Galsworthy).
2. Arousing or deserving of scornful pity.

[French pathétique, from Late Latin pathēticus, from Greek pathētikos, sensitive, from pathētos, liable to suffer, from pathos, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: pathetic, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, lamentable
These adjectives describe what inspires or deserves pity. Something pathetic elicits sympathetic sadness and compassion: "a most earnest ... entreaty, addressed to you in the most pathetic tones of the voice so dear to you" (Charles Dickens).
Both pitiful and pitiable apply to what is touchingly sad: "She told a most pitiful story" (Samuel Butler)."The emperor had been in a state of pitiable vacillation" (William Hickling Prescott).
Sometimes these three terms connote contemptuous pity, as for what is hopelessly inept or inadequate: a school with pathetic academic standards."To be guided by second-hand conjecture is pitiful" (Jane Austen)."That cold accretion called the world, which, so terrible in the mass, is so unformidable, even pitiable, in its units" (Thomas Hardy).
Piteous applies to what cries out for pity: "They ... made piteous lamentation to us to save them" (Daniel Defoe).
Lamentable suggests the evocation of pity mixed with sorrow: "Tell thou the lamentable tale of me, / And send the hearers weeping to their beds" (Shakespeare).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pathetically - in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion; "the sick child cried pathetically"
2.pathetically - arousing scornful pity; "they had pathetically little money"; "it was pathetically bad"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ مُثيرة للعَواطِف والشَّفَقَه
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acınacak derecede

pathetically

[pəˈθetɪklɪ] ADV
1. (= piteously) [whimper, moan] → lastimeramente; [say] → con voz lastimera
pathetically thin/weaktan delgado/débil que da/daba pena
she was pathetically gratefulsu gratitud resultaba penosa
2. (= uselessly) [play, perform] → que da/daba pena
a pathetically inadequate answeruna respuesta patética

pathetically

[pəˈθɛtɪkəli] adv
(= pitifully)
She was pathetically thin → Elle était si maigre que cela faisait pitié.
(= extremely)
She was pathetically grateful when Kyle helped her out → Elle était incroyablement reconnaissante à Kyle de l'avoir aidée.
a pathetically small number → un nombre dérisoire

pathetically

adv
(= piteously)mitleiderregend; he limped along patheticallyes war ein mitleiderregender Anblick, wie er einherhumpelte; pathetically thin/weakerschreckend dünn/schwach
slow, stupid, inefficienterbärmlich; a pathetically inadequate answereine äußerst dürftige Antwort; a pathetically weak attemptein kläglicher Versuch; pathetically incapableabsolut unfähig; the goalie dived pathetically latees war zum Weinen, wie spät sich der Torwart nach dem Ball warf; the trains are pathetically latees ist zum Weinen or ein Jammer, wie unpünktlich die Züge sind; it had become pathetically obvious that she was ignoring himes war schon peinlich zu sehen, wie sie ihn ignorierte

pathetically

[pəˈθɛtɪklɪ] advda far pena, da far pietà
pathetically thin/weak → spaventosamente magro/a/debole
a pathetically inadequate answer → una risposta da far cascar le braccia

pathetic

(pəˈθetik) adjective
1. causing pity. The lost dog was a pathetic sight.
2. weak and useless. a pathetic attempt.
paˈthetically adverb
References in classic literature ?
I happened to be at that moment engaged in putting the case pathetically to our gifted Magdalen.
As soon as he got home, Utterson sat down and wrote to Jekyll, complaining of his exclusion from the house, and asking the cause of this unhappy break with Lanyon; and the next day brought him a long answer, often very pathetically worded, and sometimes darkly mysterious in drift.
Aouda pathetically thanked her deliverers, rather with tears than words; her fine eyes interpreted her gratitude better than her lips.
He fancied he saw something pathetically innocent in that frightened, sickly little face.
Agreeable to these observations was, I remember, the complaint of the great Doctor Misaubin, who used very pathetically to lament the late applications which were made to his skill, saying, "Bygar, me believe my pation take me for de undertaker, for dey never send for me till de physicion have kill dem.
Lord, it will be pathetically funny to see him grubbing and groping after that woman that don't exist, and the right person sitting under his very nose all the time
This, no doubt, will seem pathetically naive to most modern young men, who in this respect begin where I leave off.
He also felt along the sides of the pit with his hands to see if it were possible to get out of it without help, but he found they were quite smooth and afforded no hold anywhere, at which he was greatly distressed, especially when he heard how pathetically and dolefully Dapple was bemoaning himself, and no wonder he complained, nor was it from ill-temper, for in truth he was not in a very good case.
ye state-room sailors, who make so much ado about a fourteen-days' passage across the Atlantic; who so pathetically relate the privations and hardships of the sea, where, after a day of breakfasting, lunching, dining off five courses, chatting, playing whist, and drinking champagne-punch, it was your hard lot to be shut up in little cabinets of mahogany and maple, and sleep for ten hours, with nothing to disturb you but 'those good-for-nothing tars, shouting and tramping overhead',--what would ye say to our six months out of sight of land?
I know not why he was so infinitely pathetic, unless it were because he was so pathetically unaware of it; but even strong men had to turn hastily from looking at him, and more than once on summer evenings he had touched the fount of Hook's tears and made it flow.
As the latter passed out of the door the man turned pathetically to the women.
After that, one of two things will happen: either the Bishop will see the error of his way and return from his vacation a well man in whose eyes there are no more visions, or else he will persist in his madness, and then you may expect to see in the papers, couched pathetically and tenderly, the announcement of his insanity.